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IELTS Speaking IntroductionFor most IELTS candidates, the IELTS Speaking Test is the most daunting part of the IELTS Test. The intensity of the interview makes people nervous and the pressure they put themselves under often stops them from performing as well as they could do. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. If you understand the format of the test and prepare well for its various components, you should be able to relax and take the speaking test with a degree of confidence.

What follows are a number of tips covering how to approach the IELTS Speaking Test. 


The purpose of the IELTS Speaking Module is to establish your ability to speak on a number of topics.    

The Speaking Module always has the same format:

The test is 11-14 minutes long and involves you speaking to a native English speaker who is trained to assess your spoken English against IELTS criteria. The test is also recorded. There are three stages to the test:    

Phase One
Phase One of the speaking test lasts around 4-5 minutes and very much follows the format any conversation might take when two people meet for the first time - you will be asked to talk about your personal situation (family, job, university study, etc.) and other familiar topics.    

Phase Two     
Phase Two of the speaking test requires you to do a presentation on a general topic. The examiner interviewing you will give you a card with a topic on it and you must talk for between one and two minutes. Again, the topics are very general and related to your personal experience. A topic might involve you talking about a teacher who influenced you as a child, or talking about the reading habits of people in your country. Again, you do not need specialist knowledge to talk about the topics you are given.    

The examiner will give you a pencil and a piece of paper and allow you one minute to write notes in preparation for your presentation.
    
Phase Three     
Part Three of the speaking test requires you to take part in a discussion with your examiner. The topics you discuss will be more sophisticated than in the previous parts of the test and you will need to give opinions, speculate on possible events, consider trends as well as possibly suggest how to solve a problem.  

Part Three of the speaking test is the most important part because it is in this part of the test the examiner establishes your final speaking score.    

Assessment    

The examiner interviewing you during the IELTS Test is trained to assess your spoken English against IELTS criteria. You do not need to be an absolutely fluent speaker of English to get a reasonable IELTS speaking score. The examiner will be looking for your ability to use a range of vocabulary and grammar in a way that is clear and understandable. 

Get an overview of the test: IELTS Listening TestIELTS Reading TestIELTS Writing TestIELTS Speaking Test...

When you have an overview of all parts of the test, try our IELTS quiz
.

Check your answers against our 
Answer Key.

Do you have any specific listening issues you need addressing? Use the comments form below to let us know what you need… 

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avatar Kritika
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Well I m an IELTS Trainer from past seven years and taught more than 1500 students.My students scored 9 band individualy .The test is not too hard but tricky ,Time management is really very important in reading module whereas in speaking confidence play a major role!! All the best to all IELTS ASPIRANTS!! u can contact me on insight.education@rediffmail.com
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i am very navas this time bcz this test very taf
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hi! I need Ielts speaking partner!

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I am also very worry about my ielts test, God Plz Help me Plz, pray 4 me friends bcz i need ur prayers, thanks


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A very helpful website thank u so much!!!!!!!!!
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its good informing the pattern of exam before we step into it
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if you fail only on the speaking module do you retake the entire IELTS?
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IELTS is not a test that you can pass or fail. You will need to contact the university you wish to enter to find out the IELTS score they require for entry into your chosen course. Generally, If you do not get your desired band score in a particular module you do not have to re-take the IELTS, the choice is yours providing you are happy with the score you received
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its good 2 us , how 2 speak in exam .
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hey dudes just got some confidence from your ideas thanks bro and sis....

pray and just pray you will get passed and will gain 9 band in it..

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may i know wat kind of topic\'c will be given to speak...mention few...!!!!!
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when the test on the writing skills ask you to choose and explain the main features say for a bar graph, what does that mean?
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I think more than half of the guests here are going to fail their IELTS test.
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hai....tat...gud 2 grasp an idea abou speaking module given bye u...thanq u
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i was wondring around google and i got that site ..huh tommaro is my speaking module , well thank u very much to raise my some confidence .....plz prey for me ...may God pass to all
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Very good!
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avatar GUEST
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Be confident and relax your body, you will get a half of success! Furthermore, speak naturally English as well as you can. Do not think too deep about a problem and try to express all your ideals because you will get problems with long statement, grammar and vocabulary!Good luck!
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it so hard take this exam for ielts because it makes my brain katok get it......but i will do my best to pass this exam help me god to pass this exam not only me all who will take the exam.....i want pass this because im the only stupid you know my brother has a talent of computer game than me none just i know copy....cheat im such a big shit its okie i will do my best god bless us
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